Dr. Prem Reddy, chairman, president and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services,
which includes Alvarado Hospital, has been named to
Modern Healthcare’s prestigious list of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives” for 2014.
Dr. Reddy was selected as the 15th most influential physician executive
in the nation. This is the fourth time he has been named to the list,
which this year included Dr. John Noseworthy, president and CEO of the
Mayo Clinic, Dr. Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the FDA, Dr. John Kitzhaber,
governor of Oregon, and Dr. Toby Cosgrove, CEO of the Cleveland Clinic.
“I am honored to have been selected once again to this prestigious
list among so many great leaders in healthcare,” Dr. Reddy said.
“Through Prime Healthcare, I look forward to providing top quality
healthcare, with a mission of saving hospitals, saving jobs and saving
Modern Healthcare sponsors this annual recognition program. According to
Modern Healthcare, the name of the program reflects the skills needed to improve the healthcare
delivery system in the post-healthcare reform era. It takes power to make
reform happen; now it will take influence to make reform work.
Reader nominations are used to create the final ballot for this competition.
Readers then vote for one of 100 physician executives on that ballot.
Readers' votes count for 50% of the outcome. The other 50% came from
the expert opinions of the senior editors at
Modern Healthcare and
Modern Physician. Executives do not pay to be nominated or receive this award, the only
basic criteria being that the person must be a physician executive.
Eight Prime Healthcare hospitals were recognized in 2014 among the “100
Top Hospitals” in the nation by Truven Health Analytics (formerly
Thomson Reuters). Prime Healthcare was recognized for the third time in
2013 as one of the Top 15 Health Systems in the nation by Truven, based
on quality of care, efficiency and patient satisfaction. According to
Truven, compared to its peers, Prime Healthcare saved more lives, caused
fewer patient complications, made fewer medical errors, followed recommended
standards of care more closely, released patients sooner from the hospitals
and scored better on patient satisfaction surveys.